I asked Mr. Palmer his feelings on how the golf industry was doing, and what he was seeing for his design firm...
"I’ve been reading a little bit about the economy and what is happening to golf. The only place I’ve seen an appreciable downturn is the construction of new golf courses.
(New course constructions) are starting to rev up a little. I think we’ll be building some courses, and redoing some courses. (And) rounds played are increasing and will increase 2013.
Mostly right now, (we're doing) repairs or upgrading courses. We have some potentials in Mexico, South America, China, and a couple of very likely prospects in the United States. The business is not that bad."